Myasthenia Gravis (MG) – Causes and Symptoms

Shortness Of Breath not always asthma..


Causes Of MG-

MG is a neuromuscular disorder that’s usually caused by an autoimmune problem.
Autoimmune disorders occur when your immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue.
In this condition, antibodies, which are proteins that normally attack foreign, harmful substances in the body, attack the neuromuscular junction.
Damage to the neuromuscular membrane reduces the effect of the neurotransmitter substance acetylcholine, which is an important substance for communication between nerve cells and muscles.
This results in muscle weakness.

Symptoms of MG can include:

trouble talking

problems walking up stairs or lifting objects

facial paralysis

difficulty in breathing due to muscle weakness

difficulty in swallowing or chewing

fatigue

hoarse voice

drooping of eyelids

double vision

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